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harvesting broccoli

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This entire plant is edible and great for you, so don't forget the stems!


BROCCOLI (calabrese)



How long does it take?

  • 15 weeks to maturity. 
  • Harvesting should peak July through September if planted in the spring.
  • Cut when the head appears and before it turns yellow, or the buds loosen up.

How do I cut it?

  • Cut the head of the broccoli off with a sharp knife, as well as a bit of the stem.

Eat it!

  • The best part about this plant is that the whole plant can be eaten; the stem, the leaves and the head!
  • Eat it raw for maximum nutrition.



Broccoli, harvesting broccoli